St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Prediction, 6/17/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: SportsNet NY
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+135) New York (-155)
Citi Field is where the New York Mets (32-36) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (27-42) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has St. Louis at +135 while New York is priced at -155. The over/under comes in at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Adam Wainwright and Kodai Senga.
St. Louis is slugging .421 and have struck out 570 times, while taking a walk on 240 occasions. They have amassed 305 RBI's in addition to 587 hits for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .249. The Cardinals have compiled 113 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 93 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 315 runs and hold an OBP of .324. As a unit, the St. Louis Cardinals are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 11th in the league.
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The Cardinals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.41 so far this season (18th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 581 batters. Cardinals pitchers have surrendered 67 home runs and 328 runs (22nd in MLB). They have walked 240 opposing players and their FIP is 4.12 as a team on the season. St. Louis has given up 649 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) as well as 298 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.42 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.46.
Cardinals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 81 times as well as having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 31 holds on the year (26th in MLB). The Cardinals relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 61 save situations. They have earned 15 saves on the campaign and have blown 15 of their 30 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 132 runners for the year with 27.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Cardinals have sent 209 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Cardinals have turned 66.0% of balls in play into outs in their 5,472 innings on the field, which has them sitting 30th in MLB. The St. Louis Cardinals are sitting with 1,824 putouts this year, in addition to 638 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .989 which has them sitting 5th in MLB, and have accumulated 59 double plays.
Wainwright has taken the hill for 2,604 innings and has 2,168 K's in his career. Wainwright (197-118 career record) has a FIP of 3.46 and he has faced 10,807 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.41 (988 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.223. He has conceded 2,479 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 706 walks.
The New York Mets have an OBP of .319 as well as a batting average of .240 on the year. They have struck out on 526 occasions (27th in MLB) and have earned a total of 542 base knocks. New York has 80 long balls on the year and 290 runs batted in. The Mets hold a team slugging percentage of .394 and they are scoring 4.41 runs per contest (19th in baseball). They have hit 91 doubles, while walking 231 times as well as notching 300 runs.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.372 and have a FIP of 4.79 as a unit on the campaign. They rank 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 572. The New York pitching staff have relinquished 323 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.70 (308 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 8.70 (568 strikeouts vs 238 walks). They have conceded 93 dingers and they give up 4.93 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB).
New York relievers hold an inherited score rate of 26.1% of 88 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 67 times in high leverage situations and also on 63 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 72 save situations, the Mets have earned 45 holds and also 8 blown saves. They are ranked 7th in baseball holding a save percentage of 69.2%, and they have sent 217 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. New York has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 26 save opportunities and they have earned 18 saves.
In their 5,316 innings played, the Mets are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (13th in the majors). The New York Mets have gotten 60 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (9th in pro baseball). The Mets have recorded 591 assists, 30 errors and have a total of 1,772 putouts for the year.
Senga (6-3 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.34 earned run average while surrendering 6.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.98 and he has gone up against 279 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 24 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.376 and a FIP of 4.1. In his pro baseball career, Senga has allowed 49 hits while totaling 79 K's in 64 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (+135)
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